Oct. 20, 2009
-- Well hit is what it is doing, hit and run! The small indie film The Confessional"
seems to come as fast as it goes. The film has started a brisk across the nation premier in select Landmark theaters and seems to be catching hold of a market and an unusual strategy seems to be paying off. Filmed in HD with 35 mm lensing the film looks surprisingly good for a low budget affair, but what really sets this film apart is the story and acting. Audiences seem to be starving for characters and story lines that are not the same old worn out clichés and they have found it with this one. Written and directed by first timer James Anthony Cotton the movie plays out like a Hitchcock classic, 2010 style. Based on an idea that you never know whom to trust, apparently not even a priest the responses from audiences have been almost as diverse as the characters in the film. "Dark, a must see, a cult classic” are just some of the reviews from the industry screeners, yet audiences reaction has been love it or hate it. Some have even gone to suggest it is anti-religion and church while others see it as the best psycho-thriller they have seen it a long time. Either way the film is getting a lot of buzz for an out of industry player.
Test scores from the LA premiere reveal an over whelming positive response to the film, we shall see what the natives of San Francisco think on the 23rd